It's time for another September Colorado road trip adventure! Our first stop on our long jaunt up to higher elevation: Ludlow Ghost Town.
Mining boom towns, in general, have a history steeped in gambling, drinking, violence, and other vices. This one differs on a slightly more gruesome scale: it was the site of the deadlist strike in America. Some two dozen people, including miners' wives and children, were killed on April 20th, 1914. Gunfight broke out between the striking miners and a company of militia (consisting of the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company). Unfortunately, half of those that became victims were two women and eleven children trapped underneath a tent that had been set on fire.
Today, the ghost town is fenced off but can be easily seen from a dirt road just off of I-25. There is a nearby monument commemorating those who died in the massacre.
Ludlow Ghost Town
Coordinates: 37.333333, -104.583333
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